New Online Workshop: Mixed Media Mentorship!

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Do you sometimes feel that all you need is just a little assistance and guidance in order to help you make the leap to working as a professional artist? If so, then this new online workshop, Mixed Media Mentorship, from The Artists Network University is for you!


This four week workshop is for intermediate and advanced artists of all media that are looking to create a professional portfolio of work, taking their work to the next level. I will work one-on-one with each workshop attendee, refining  skills to create professional works for the fine and commercial art marketplace. In addition, readings, worksheets and discussions regarding personal outlook, growth and development will help each artist to explore and expand upon their own creative process as well as establish successful business goals for the long term.


Check out the syllabus here:


cover_SRN_V9531_incite.inddThe workshop also includes the ebook version of Incite, Dreams Realized – The Best of Mixed Media (Retails for $29.99) Exclusive readings and worksheets will also be included.





Over the last thirty years, I have worked with graduate and undergraduate students from all over the country, assisting in portfolio presentation, marketing and self-promotion. I have also written five books and hundreds of articles on promotional strategies for the creative industry. In addition, I speak actively about successful promotional strategies, marketing opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors at professional organizations, universities and trade conferences. My insightful, thought-provoking and highly visual lectures and workshops inform, inspire and motivate.

To read more about my philosophy behind art and mentoring read the article entitled Embrace Inspiration which was featured in The Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market 2013.


Instructor Biography:

The visually-compelling, fantasy-inspired works of multidisciplinary artist and author Lisa L. Cyr ( use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement, transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary. A poetic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr’s visually tactile, mixed-media compositions employ historical, cultural and mythological references that are taken out of their ordinary context and reorganized, overlapped and juxtaposed to illuminate an underlying message-driven concept.

Cyr’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, books, videos and online, including features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Cyr writes for many of the creative industry’s leading art publications and has authored seven books and three videos on art and design. In addition, Cyr’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration as well as in private collections.

Other Artist Network University Classes by Lisa L. Cyr:

Exp PtgWithin the Layers: Inspirational Mixed Media Art Techniques


This online workshop investigates exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the workshop, exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques will be covered. For artists that are looking to push their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration. Course registration comes with a digital download of Experimental Painting by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr.


ArtRevolutionCreative Explorations in Mixed Media: 2D, 3D and Beyond!

This online workshop explores alternative, innovative ways of conceptualizing and creating content-driven mixed-media art that is on the cutting-edge. Throughout the workshop, insightful and thought-provoking profiles of leading artists and illustrators accompany exciting in-depth, step-by-step demonstrations, shedding light on signature processes and techniques. The workshop also provides insight into the historical influences behind contemporary thinking and approaches, investigating the origins of alternative, unconventional picture making throughout the decades. Offering a wide range of possibilities for exploration and experimentation, this workshop will reveal how alternative, mixed media aesthetics is uniting the disciplines of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, digital and new media art in inventive combinations. For those wanting to venture outside the norm, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration. Course registration comes with a digital download of Art Revolution by artist and author Lisa L. Cyr.

Artist Network Videos by Lisa L. Cyr:



Creative Explorations in Mixed-Media: Collage Techniques for the Mixed-Media Artist








Transforming the Surface with Mixed-Media Painting Techniques









Assemblage Accents: Employing Faux Finishes and Patinas!









Copyright 2014 Lisa L. Cyr, Cyr Studio LLC

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